Dixie CarterDixie Carter
- Birthdate: 10/06/1964 (age 50)
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 129 Ib
Dixie Carter-Salinas, known professionally as D...
Winner: Samuel Shaw
Backstage: Team Dixie Argues
Backstage, we see Team Dixie arguing. Bobby Roode says he's the captain of the team so what he says goes. Roode walks off as the rest of the guys bicker a little bit more.
EC3 talks about having a dream. He says when he was a young wrestler he always wanted to face the best. He talks about Kurt Angle winning an Olympic gold medal and being the only person to do that and then transition into pro wrestling. He calls Angle one of the best wrestlers of all time. He says he also happens to be one of the best wrestlers of all time. The fans chant "you can't wrestle" at EC3. He says "I disagree." He says he's very good.
EC3 says he's issuing an open challenge to anyone on the TNA roster. EC3 tells the fans not to try and hijack "this show." Some music hits and out comes Bobby Lashley. Lashley comes out and will be the man to face EC3 in his open challenge. EC3 complains as Lashley makes his way to the ring, claiming that Lashley isn't on the TNA roster. The fans chant "Bobby, Bobby."
EC3 tries to take a cheap shot but Lashley ducks it, scoops him up and hits a running powerslam. Lashley spears EC3 when he gets up. EC3 runs out of the cage. Lashley's music plays. I guess that means Lashley wins? I don't know.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After a quick backstage promo by Magnus, we shoot back live into the arena and Manik makes his way down to the ring. Out next is his opponent for tonight, Tigre Uno. Mike Tenay points out that this is Tigre Uno's TNA debut, and puts him over as one of the biggest risk-takers in the game today.
The bell rings and the two masked wrestlers lock up. Tenay puts over Tigre as one of the premiere stars from the AAA promotion in Mexico, and notes that he was trained by Rey Mysterio, the uncle of Rey Mysterio Jr. Meanwhile, these two are flipping and flying all over the place. The crowd claps as a sign of respect for these two little guys providing some great, fast-paced action.
Manik does a headstand in the corner and then transitions into a huricanrana on Tigre. Both guys fight on the top rope, with Tigre smashing Manik's face into the cage to knock him down to the mat. Tigre slpashes onto Manik off the ropes. Manik dropkicks Tigre while he was on the top rope, which accidentally knocks the cage door open. Both guys are down. Tigre misses a big move and ends up smashing himself into the cage.
Manik hits Tigre with a big suplex and rolls through, ala Eddie Guerrero, and hits him with another one. Manik goes for the pin but Tigre kicks out at two. Taz points out that this match must end via pinfall or submission. Manik locks Tigre in a surfboard submission hold. Manik eventually escapes, but is blasted by a flying spin-kick from Tigre.
Both guys go to the top rope. Manik knocks Tigre down and then hits him with a big missile dropkick. Manik hits a sit-out power bomb for a near fall. Tigre goes for a cradle suplex, dropping Manik right on the top of his head. Tigre hits what Tenay calls a sabertooth splash. 1-2-3. Tigre Uno wins.
Winner: Tigre Uno
We see a video package highlighting the history of the James Storm and Gunner feud. Their one-on-one Last Man Standing match is up next. After the video package, we shoot back live into the arena and Jeremy Borash introduces James Storm. Storm makes his way to the ring. Out next is his opponent, Gunner.
As soon as Gunner comes out, Storm attacks him on the stage. They battle down to ringside and are going at it outside the ring. Both guys continue fighting outside the ring as the ref tries to get them to take the battle into the ring. Gunner throws Storm shoulder-first into the steel ring steps. A "let's go Gunner" chant breaks out as Gunner throws a couple of steel chairs into the ring. Storm turns the tide and slams Gunner into the steel steps. Storm slams the cage door into Gunner's face.
Storm and Gunner finally enter the ring. The bell sounds to make this one official. The referee